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    Coconut Oil Hand Cream

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    10 mins

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    Cookgirl's Note:

    Recipe found on frugalgranola.com. "(Inspired by the Coconut Oil Hand Cream recipe in How to Make Your Own Organic Cosmetics by Gill Farrer-Halls). Great for extra dry skin. Nice to rub on after washing dishes or digging in the yard." You can use other essential oil scents of your choice: rose geranium, orange, ylang ylang, jasmine, vetiver, etc. I tried rose geranium and added only five drops of it. The original recipe specified fifteen drops of *each* essential oil. That had to be a typo. Try this on your cuticles or feet! Ahhhh!

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    ounces

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    • 5 tablespoons coconut oil
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons cold pressed sweet almond oil (I used Aura Cacia brand) or 1 1/2 tablespoons jojoba oil
    • 1 -2 tablespoon grated beeswax (less for softer cream, more for firmer cream)
    • 5 drops lemon essential oils (or other essential oil of your choosing)
    • 5 drops lavender oil (")

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Fill the bottom of a double boiler with water and bring to the boil. In the top, combine the coconut oil, almond oil and beeswax. Allow to melt and stir to combine.
    2. 2
      Remove pot from the burner and stir in the essential oils.
    3. 3
      Pour into a heat proof container and allow to cool completely before closing.
    4. 4
      My notes: Once the mixture cooled, I placed the container of hand cream in the fridge to become firmer. *Please* note the hand cream will melt if exposed to heat. I put a small amount in a sample container, placed it in my purse and an hour later the cream was liquified. It solidified again at room temperature. Why did this surprise me? ;).
    5. 5
      Makes approximately 3 1/2 ounces.

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    Nutritional Facts for Coconut Oil Hand Cream

    Serving Size: 1 (68 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 167.4
     
    Calories from Fat 174
    10%
    Total Fat 19.4 g
    29%
    Saturated Fat 16.8 g
    84%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 0.0 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
    0%
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    0%
    Sugars 0.0 g
    0%
    Protein 0.0 g
    0%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    sweet almond oil

    beeswax

    essential oils

    lavender oil

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